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Contact Info & Location

L: Building 5, 101
Shannon Kobes
(310) 287-4304
Sulma Ruiz
Program Assistant
(310) 287-7219
TRIO SSS Front Desk
(310) 287-4303




TRiO Student Support Services



Being a successful college student is not solely the result of enrolling in college  but also involves staying in college and transferring to a four-year university. The TRiO Student Support Services Program (SSS) is a federally funded program focused on increasing student retention, graduation, and transfer rates for West Los Angeles College students.

To qualify for the program, participants must:

  • Be a first-generation college student
  • Be low-income as defined by federal income guidelines
  • Be a U.S citizen or meet federal residence guidelines
  • Be able to attend workshops and tutoring at WLAC
  • Be a full-time student, enrolled in 12 units

Program activities and services include:

  • Student success workshops
  • Academic advising
  • Assistance with transferring to four-year institutions
  • University tours
  • Tutoring
  • Professional mentors